The Michigan State Spartans (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten) will try to build on a six-game winning run when visiting the Wisconsin Badgers (11-3, 3-1 Big Ten) on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Kohl Center. It airs at 7:00 PM ET.
Tuesday’s matchup between the Spartans and the Badgers features a slim line of Michigan State -1.5. The over/under is 127.5 points for the matchup.
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Odds
Point Spread for Michigan State vs. Wisconsin
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing Michigan State as the favorite.
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Michigan State has -123 odds to pick up the win, while Wisconsin is listed at +102 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 127.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Madison, Wisconsin
- Arena: Kohl Center
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Betting Trends
Michigan State has eight wins against the spread in 15 games this season. The Spartans have won in nine, or 75%, of the 12 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Michigan State’s games this year have gone over the total in seven out of 14 opportunities (50%).
Wisconsin is 8-6-0 against the spread this season. The Badgers have gone 3-2 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 60% of those games). Wisconsin’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under eight times in 14 opportunities (57.1%).
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Key Players to Watch
A.J Hoggard is tops on his team in assists per contest (6.4), and also puts up 12.1 points and 4.0 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.5 blocked shots. Joey Hauser leads the Spartans at 7.8 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 2.5 assists and 13.3 points. Tyson Walker averages a team-best 13.9 points per contest. He is also posting 2.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists, shooting 44.1% from the field and 37.9% from downtown with 1.7 made 3-pointers per contest. Mady Sissoko is averaging 6.3 points, 0.7 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Steven Crowl is averaging a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 12.5 points and 3.1 assists, making 50.4% of his shots from the field. Chucky Hepburn is the Badgers’ top assist man (3.3 per game), and he puts up 12.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Tyler Wahl is No. 1 on the Badgers in scoring (13.2 points per game), and posts 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He also posts 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Connor Essegian is putting up 10.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game, making 44.1% of his shots from the field and 43.8% from 3-point range, with 2.0 treys per game.
What you need to know about the Michigan State Spartans
With 70.4 points per game on offense, the Spartans are 214th in college basketball. Defensively, they give up 64.9 points per contest, which ranks 70th in college basketball. With 34.2 rebounds per game, Michigan State ranks 98th in college basketball. It gives up 30.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks 161st in college basketball.
With 7.4 treys per game, Michigan State is 189th in the nation. It has a 37.1% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 53rd in college basketball. The Spartans are allowing 7.0 treys per game (158th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 29.2% three-point percentage (30th-ranked).
The Spartans are 6-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their last 10 games. Michigan State has gone over the total in four of its past 10 outings. Michigan State has seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 69.1 points per game in its last 10 contests, 1.3 points fewer than the 70.4 it has scored this year. The past 10 games have seen Michigan State concede 2.3 fewer points per game (62.6) than its season-long average (64.9).
What you need to know about the Wisconsin Badgers
The Badgers score 68.5 points per game and give up 62.4, ranking them 264th in the nation on offense and 35th on defense. Wisconsin is 262nd in college basketball in rebounds per game (30.8) and 279th in rebounds allowed (32.9).
Wisconsin is 59th in the nation in 3-pointers made (8.8 per game) and 51st in 3-point percentage (37.3%). Defensively, the Badgers are 130th in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.7. They are 122nd in 3-point percentage allowed at 31.8%.
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Wisconsin, and we predict that Wisconsin will cover the spread (Michigan State -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 127.5 points.
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